What’s your best story from Cannes Lions?

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 13 June 2017

This is a free excerpt from AdNews June Magazine. To read the full article download a digital version of AdNews. You can also subscribe to the premium print edition here.

It’s the festival when the movers, shakers and stars of the creative industry come together to celebrate excellence. 

But, the festival isn’t all accolades and education. There are sponsored parties on sizeable yachts populated by linen−clad execs, parties with private performances by the likes of Ed Sheeran and, of course, thousands of bottles of rosé waiting to be guzzled down by adland’s thirstiest.

From boating injuries to embarrassing one’s self in front of global colleagues, AdNews asked creatives from Marcel, Cummins&Partners, Havas and The Core Agency to share their best rosé−induced stories from the festival that stops the creative industry in its tracks.

Marcel ECD Wesley Hawes: "I was having a leisurely dip off the Plage de la Croisette and stubbed my toe on something sticking out of the sand. It glimmered."

Cummins&Partners ECD Julian Schreiber: "Today is not a good day to die!"

Havas Creative Group COO and Red Agency CEO James Wright: "I remember suddenly becoming sober as I saw our global CEO and CFO staring at us."

The Core Agency founder and creative partner Jon Skinner: "I was an Australian at an Indian party in the south of France, discussing American creative work. Pure Cannes."

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